• I'm Always Here for You Friends
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    Botanical Prints – I’m Always Here for You Friends

    Welcome, today you are visiting Vanessa Baker from Auckland, New Zealand and I am participating in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Team Blog Hop! Botanical Prints Medley My card features the Botanical Prints Medley again, I just love this suite. I’ve almost got no DSP left now so I’m happy to be creating my own background with the stamps. My inspiration for this card came from Jacque Williams I love her creation of the Toile background and her use of the Subtle Embossing Folder and how it makes the card look like linen. For my card I did the Toile background as a larger layer with just 1 stamp and…

  • Crafting Everyday while Sheltering at Home
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    Crafting Everyday while Sheltering at Home

    Sheltering at Home I use this term instead of ‘lockdown’ as it’s much less jarring, it’s the term suggested by Sara Douglass the CEO of Stampin’ Up! and I prefer it. This really is the strangest of times, hiding inside to stay safe from an invisible threat and wondering how and when things will get back to ‘normal’. Holiday We were meant to be away this month on a long planned trip to the South Island in our caravan. We left on Saturday 21st March but only 3 hours into the trip we received the news that the country had gone to Level 2. Limiting non-essential travel was one of…

  • Thank You Kindly Botanical Prints
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    Thank You Kindly Botanical Prints

    I’m entering an International card makers competition for the first time this month, the ongoing theme is Thank you. To look at all the entries (or to vote for me) CLICK HERE Botanical Prints Medley My card features the Botanical Prints Medley from page 61 of the Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue. A Medley is a group of co-ordinating products that includes stamps and dies, a bit like a kit but with no pre-designed projects. I had been admiring projects made with this medley for a while before I purchased it, now I just can’t stop creating with it. I love the contrast of the black and white designs against…

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    2020 Mini Catalogue Paper Share

    I’m offering the Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini Catalogue as a paper share. These stunning papers are all double sided and will bring you crafting to life with pretty patterns and co-ordinating colours. If you are like me, you want them all, but don’t want full packs of each one or you want to see them before committing to a full pack.  This the perfect solution. You will get a sample of each of the designs in each of the designers series paper packs, both 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ paper packs. I decided to offer 6″ x 12″ so you can use the paper where…

  • Holiday Catalogue DSP Share
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    2019 Holiday Catalogue Designer Series Paper Share

    I’m offering the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue as a paper share. These stunning papers are all double sided and will bring you crafting to life with pretty patterns and co-ordinating colours. If you are like me, you want them all, but don’t want full packs of each one or you want to see them before committing to a full pack.  This the perfect solution. You will get a sample of each of the designs in each of the designers series paper packs, both 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ paper packs. I decided to offer 6″ x 12″ so you can use the paper where…